Lionel Messi Penalty Snatches the Game For Barcelona at Mestalla against Valencia CF in the 9th round of La Liga. It was a tense game between the two clubs. However, Barcelona survived with a narrow margin. Lionel Messi opened the scoring in the 23rd minute of the game with a shot from the right side of the box. Barca retained this early lead till the first half ended. Both Diego Alves and Ter Stegen were brilliant on the night and were the reasons of the intensity. In the 53rd minute of the game, Munir El Haddadi scored for Valencia and equalized the score. Valencia scored one more goal only after 3 minutes of their first. Valencia eventually got a short lead. Barca bounced back with a corner kick which eventually ended in goal due to a strike from Luis Suarez.
The game was a tough one for Barca, and just when the world thought Barca would settle for a draw, Lionel Messi rose to the occasion. A Valencia player brought down Lionel Messi in the penalty area. Barcelona won a penalty and Messi scored comfortably in the last minute taking home 3 points.
The 5 goal thriller was an important win for Barcelona. Apart from the 3 points, a series of action took place during the game. A horrible tackle from a Valencia player injured Andres Iniesta. A big blow to Barcelona as Jordi Alba and Gerrard Pique are also out due to injury. Barcelona’s former player Munir also scored against them. Off course, he didn’t celebrate, but there was a twinkle in his eye. Apart from Munir, Andre Gomez was also the player who played against his former club. When Barcelona was awarded the penalty, Valencia players lost their temperament and the heat on the pitch increased. Diego Alves tried to confuse Messi but it was of no use and Messi secured all the 3 points for his team. Enjoy the highlights of the thriller.